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Some thoughts on climate change and bees

There can be no overstating the importance of bees both domesticated and wild, for the purpose of pollinating food crops. They are indeed some of Nature’s miracle workers’.(It takes a combined average of about 55,000 ‘Bee miles’ to produce 1 lb of honey!)Bees however are being impacted by neonicotinoids and other man-made chemicals that are a believed cause of ‘Colony Collapse” the world over.Another often overlooked cause of the decline of pollinators, specifically bees, is climate change.In order to make this connection, we should first examine a bit about how and when bees leave the hive and fly.You may have Read more

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